John Ratcliffe, you could go from small town mayor Trump intelligence Czar

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Texas Republicans-Rep. John Ratcliffe says, the Democrats and the special counsel deprived the President Trump the presumption of innocence.

President Trump announced on Sunday that he selected Texas had replaced Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence, if you are the last of the steps down from the post next month.

The, what looks to be a brutal confirmation battle, argues with Democratic critics that the President choose Ratcliffe less for experience and more for his loyalty to the White house.

The 53-year-old Ratcliffe, who for eight years as mayor of the small town of Heath, was vehemently trump the policy and the agenda, one of the harshest critics of the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian interference in the election of 2016, and any consultation with the trump campaign.

The Congressman made headlines last week when he grilled Mueller at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

“You wrote, 180 pages, about decisions reached on possible crimes, not calculated or decided,” Ratcliffe said Müller. “With respect, by doing this, she managed, against every principle, and the most sacred traditions of the Prosecutor’s office.”

He added: “It is the special counsel’s job, to finally conclude, Donald Trump’s innocence or to relieve him, because the bedrock principle in our legal system the presumption of innocence.”


Ratcliffe also argues that the administration of former President Barack Obama for a crime in connection with events that occurred before the start of the Müller-investigation and for an investigation into the matter.

“I’m not going to accuse a specific person to a specific crime,” Ratcliffe said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “I just want to get that there is a fair process to get there. What I do know, as a former Federal Prosecutor, is, it seems that there were crimes during the Obama administration.”


The Texas legislature has also sided with trump, when it comes to immigration, a vote in January against the funding bill to end a government shutdown, because you don’t have all funds for the President’s proposed border wall.

Before he served the house in the year 2015, Ratcliffe as mayor of Heath, a town of about 9,000 people – for eight years, and lives there with his wife and two daughters. He also worked as a U.S. attorney, and Federal terrorism Prosecutor, and was aide-de-camp to Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, during his 2012 presidential campaign.

In the house, Ratcliffe has served on the intelligence, Homeland Security, justice, and ethics committees. In 2016, the Heritage Foundation Ratcliffe ranks as the most conservative Texas legislators in Congress and the second-most conservative legislator in the country.

While Ratcliffe’s loyalty and alignment with Trump out of the question, his confirmation before the Senate is still very much up in the air, with the Democrats the question of his credentials to monitor one of the most important and most sensitive arenas in the U.S. government, and one that is traditionally considered non-partisan.


“It is clear that Rep. was selected Ratcliffe, because he said, exhibited blind loyalty to the President Trump, with his demagogic survey of former Special Counsel Robert Miller,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said in a statement. “If Senate Republicans raise as a partisan player in a position that requires intelligence, competence and non-partisanship, it would be a big mistake.”

Sr., And Gary Peters, D-Mich., echoed his Democratic colleagues, told CNN that he was “qualified, not sure [Ratcliffe’s] for the job.”


“The President doesn’t want people calling him out, and if you think about it, an intelligence Director, you independent advice want added,” Peters. “You want the best available evidence to make decisions, based on facts and reality. This is not something, what will our current President.”

Most of the Republicans have yet to show their hands, if it’s about how you Ratcliffe to be the vote’s confirmation, with many of the positions the work of the coats praise took, not to mention while otherwise, Ratcliffe, at all.


Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, praised coats in a statement, called him “a man of the approach as a deliberate, thoughtful, and unbiased.”

“This is especially true in a time of increasing international tensions. Under Director coats’ leadership, our agencies get a better handle on the malignant behavior of Russia, China and other adversaries, such as Iran and North Korea,” McConnell added. “Director layers pushed for better coordination, such as the community approaches to goals, some of his most difficult, most sensitive collection.”

To criticize Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who has a history, the President Trump, not even a note on your thoughts on Ratcliffe gave. In a tweet, Collins only coats praised as “one of the best public servants I have ever known.”

She added: “He was head of the intelligence community with integrity and ability, and his departure is a great loss for our country.”

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